Latitude is the measurement of distance north or south of the Equator. It is measured with 180 imaginary lines that form circles around Earth east-west, parallel to the Equator. These lines are known as parallels.
Longitude is the measurement east or west of the prime meridian. Longitude is measured by imaginary lines that run around Earth vertically (up and down) and meet at the North and South Poles. These lines are known as meridians.
Latitudes and Longitudes
Indian standard time
The time which is applicable all over India is called Indian Standard Time.
The Standard Meridian of India is 82°30’E longitude, passing through Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh. I t is 5.5 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Connected with the sea or ships
Someone who represents a king or queen and rules for him or her in another country
The power that a country has to control its own government
The right of a person, an organization, a region, etc. to govern or control his/her/its own affairs
An imaginary line drawn around the middle of the earth that divides it into two equal halves.
The longitude of 82° 30'E is considered as the standard meridian of India. The time at the standard meridian is considered as the time for the whole country and is called the Indian Standard Time or IST.